Sue Gunn was elected by popular vote of the people and has served our community for some time now as an Olympia port commissioner. I voted for her because I saw in her a voice of conscious reason and far-sighted vision. I see her as a devoted public servant who desires to help our town grow and prosper at the same time that it honors the environment and values sustainable living practices.
Now I hear that she has suffered from ill health and while recovering is, rather than being supported by her colleagues at the port, being shoved aside. This mean-spirited behavior does not speak well to the fundamental nature of our community. Is this really how we treat each other? I believe that Sue could very easily be included in port commission meetings with the use of Skype, even as she recovers from open-heart surgery. What is this technology for, if not to make life easier?
Mr. McGregor’s inability to find kind-hearted flexibility makes me wonder how capable he is to serve as an Olympia port commissioner. How would he feel if he were standing in her shoes? How about we all start working together here?